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Evenings with Polish Reporters: Memory of the Borderlands

Added: October 3, 2017

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Why did a small town near the Czech-Polish border disappear? The Polish reporter Filip Springer spent two years searching for an answer to the question of why Miedzianka/Kupferberg no longer exists. The once thriving mining town suffered ill fortune several times in history. However, its fate was sealed definitively by the post-war expulsion of the original German inhabitants and the Soviet plundering of uranium deposits between 1948 and 1952; Polish returnees who came back in search of their homes ended up in apartment complexes in Jelenia Góra… We are familiar with similar stories from Czech history. Filip Springer discussed them with Petr Mikšíček, a Czech documentarian, journalist and (co)author of several books about the Czech borderlands.

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